BERLIN, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said here on Monday he was "optimistic" that the new U.S. administration was shifting its approach to Iran.
Referring to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's weekend proposal of bilateral dialogue between the two countries, Salehi believed it was a sign of change of the new U.S. administration's approach to Iran's disputed nuclear program.
"As I have said yesterday, I am optimistic," he said at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin, a foreign policy think-tank.
"I feel this new administration is really seeking this time to at least divert from its previous traditional approach vis a vis my country," said Salehi.
Biden on Saturday told diplomats and defense officials during the Munich Security Conference that the U.S. offer for bilateral talks with Iran on its nuclear program was still valid.